Monday, August 14, 2006
A Japanese sailor is due to arrive in Western Australia after being rescued from the Southern Ocean by the Australian Navy. HMAS Anzac received an urgent call for help on Saturday to evacuate the seriously ill sailor from a Japanese fishing vessel, located about 354 kilometres southwest of Cape Leeuwin. The Navy ship reached the fishing vessel on Sunday and transferred the man to a small boat in heavy seas. He is in a serious but stable condition under the care of a navy doctor.
HMAS Anzac (FFH 150)